Special Events

2018 Holiday Gift Drive

Once again, the holidays are upon us. For many, this season provides an opportunity to step back from our busy lives and embrace the merriment of holiday rituals and traditions. This is also a festive time of year to exchange gifts with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, there are many young people who do not have such luxury. Again, […]

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Setting the Stage 2018 Raises Record Amount for VYH

Valley Youth House raised a record amount at their special event, “Setting the Stage with Elton John” on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  “Setting the Stage” is Valley Youth House’s premier special event and has raised over $820,000 to date to benefit the children and youth served by the organization.  This year’s event broke the record for total raised […]

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Friday, October 19, 2018: Always Bet on Youth Casino Night

Special thanks to everyone who supported the annual Always Bet on Youth Casino Night event on Friday, October 19, 2018.  Valley Youth House (VYH) hosts this casino-themed fundraiser to support homeless and foster youth in Philadelphia.  With the support of our Board of Governors, community partners, and dedicated staff this year, we issues over 450 […]

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The 2018 Backpack Challenge

Click HERE to donate! The 2018 Backpack Challenge will begin on Thursday, July 19th and close on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Help us reach our goal to stuff 4,000 backpacks and to collect $30,000 to support youth in care! Heading back to high school or starting college is an exciting time! However, youth who are homeless or […]

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VYH Recognized at Philadelphia Union Soccer Game

Valley Youth House was honored as a beneficiary of the Philadelphia Union’s Pride Night on July 26th. The event featured a pre-game Couches Don’t Count pop up, with proceeds from ticket sales going towards Valley Youth House’s Pride Program. Patrick Cahill, VYH Board of Governors Chair, was named as the Union’s Hometown Hero before the game. […]

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2017 Backpack Challenge Results are In!

On August 22nd, VYH and the Department of Human Services closed the most successful Backpack Challenge yet. The agency raised over $30,000 to help secure educational necessities and cover expenses for youth in foster care. In addition, the greater Philadelphia community donated over 6,500 backpacks for our city’s youth, and nearly $20,000 worth of school […]

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